Robert Hughes to be deported to the UK
After being granted parole yesterday, the former Hey Dad! star is set to be released from prison in Sydney before being deported to England. The 73yo was jailed in 2014 after being found guilty of committing 10 offences against 4 girls between 1985 and 1990, including his on-screen daughter, played by actor Sarah Monahan. Hughes and his wife Robyn Gardiner – who was Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne’s agent – have maintained his innocence, which saw the actor refused parole twice since his non-parole period expired in 2020. This time around, authorities approved his release because they say he poses a “below average risk” of reoffending. Now, the former dual citizen will be deported to the UK after renouncing his Australian citizenship in 2019 and plans to “maintain a very low profile” with his family.
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